STS High School 14–18 years of age

High School Classic vs. High School Select

STS offers two different concepts for the high school programme: High School Classic and High School Select. Below you find information about the two different programmes, what they include and what the differences are between them. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

High School Classic

High School Classic is the traditional high school programme and the most common one. This is the perfect programme for you who are longing for a genuine high school experience and is open to living wherever in the country that your host family lives. In the Classic programme the host family choose you based on the application you have submitted. Some host families choose the student based on shared interests while others may choose to host a student that is very different from themselves in order to broaden their horizon. Where you get a placement is fully dependent on where your caring host-family lives.

With High School Classic, following is included:

  • Spot at a good school
  • Full-board at a carefully selected host-family
  • School fee
  • STS Welcome Camp
  • 24-hour phone service
  • STS staff on site
  • Information meetings

We offer High School Classic on all our destinations, except in Australia where we exclusively offer High School Select.

High School Select

High School Select is the high school programme that suits you who want to be able to influence your exchange experience by choosing what city, and what school you would like to attend. We help you tailor your exchange just the way you want it. Perhaps you have specific subject requirements, after- school activities or sports you want to practice, or maybe you merely dream about living in a particular city or state in your chosen country. We offer a wide range of schools through this programme and together we will create the best high school experience possible for you.

With High School Select, following is included:

  • Your choice of school
  • Your choice of city
  • Your choice of subjects
  • Your choice of activities
  • Full-board at a carefully selected host-family
  • School fee
  • Flight tax
  • STS Welcome Camp
  • 24-hour phone service
  • STS staff on site
  • Information meetings

We offer High School Select in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.